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2014 Ford Mustang Saleen S351 prototype

Steve Saleen and his crew are no strangers at all to the Ford Mustang performance realm, and his team is one that’s not likely to be left out of the action.  With the teaser of a future 351 Mustang back in November 2012, we can now hold it up to the light and see a 2014 Mustang, a la S351…well, a prototype, at least.  This weekend past, at Knott’s Berry Farm in SoCal, Saleen had the S351 Mustang on display for passers by to check out and pitch their cheers or jeers at it.

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Must See – Project Wild Horse 1971 Ford Mustang

Ever run across a Ford Mustang and think, “I need to get one of these and do THAT!”?  Yeah, all too often, the StangNet team gets bitten by that very same bug.  One such crazy-awesome restoration of a 1971 Mustang we found over at our friends with Jeff Lilly Restoration definitely got us thinking about the glorious big block days.  Their “Wild Horse” project car set upon restoring a ’71 Mustang from the ground up, giving it a completely new life…one perhaps even more fantastic than when it rolled off the FoMoCo assembly line.  You be the judge.

Hit the link over at Jeff’s site, below and check out a clean classic Mustang.  One that is insanely clean…almost too clean, if there could be such a thing in the automotive realm.

Source: Jeff Lilly Restorations

1979-93 Ford Mustang pony wheels from Latemodel Restoration

Every Fox Body Ford Mustang owner has had the tough call of selecting just the perfect wheel to accompany their restoration or customization of their pony car.  As the aftermarket for the Mustang continues to mature and pump out serious quality options, enthusiasts are commonly finding Official products endorsed by Ford.  Latemodel Restoration now offers up one of the most sought after rollers–the Mustang Pony Wheels.

These wheels are suited for fitment to the 1979 through the 1993 Fox Body Mustang (4-lug) and a 16×7″ size, come as a set of 4 (with or without 225/55/16 rubber), and have an officially licensed Ford Mustang center cap with the correct running pony emblem over the tri bar logo.  The Pony wheels are available in silver as well as chrome, and if you elect to get tires along with them, the mounting & balancing are free of charge and an there’s an optional Nitrogen fill-up, also.

Head over to Latemodel Restoration to get a closer look and maybe even pick up a set of these wheels of your own!

Source: LateModelRestoration

Vaughn Gittin Jr and the 845hp 2014 Ford Mustang RTR

So…are you ready to rock in a 2014 Ford Mustang?  Take one out for a solid, smoky solid drift session, perhaps?  If you aren’t, then you’d better check your pulse.  If you can’t take your own 2014 Mustang out and shred some tires, then get ready to live vicariously through drift-master Gittin in action this Formula Drift season.  Vaughn is totally set to jet in his new 845 horsepower 2014 Mustang RTR as well as take on the new role of team owner as well as the driver this go ’round.

“I’m really pumped on this years’ livery and overall aesthetics surrounding our efforts,” says Vaughn. “For the first time in my career, I have been able to start from a clean slate and get a bit crazy with the look of my car that I will be using for battle. Being that the Mustang is my weapon of choice out there on the track, the base of the livery was inspired from old battle ships that were covered with ‘dazzle camo’. From there, we added my XX5 (#25) logo and flag elements, along with some of my favorite colors and a little rock n’ roll to get a livery that I feel really portrays me. I look forward to giving it some real battle scars!”

Keep reading to get the rest of the scoop in the official news bit, as well as watch the promotional video for this year’s Monster Energy Mustang Gittin will be piloting.

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Jay Leno to purchase StangNet ‘Built to Cruise’ Project Mustang

Trust us, we were just about as floored to get the call from outer Burbank this morning, too. Anyone who has any remote clue about cars at all knows Jay Leno is a HU-UGE car nut & Ford Mustang fan, and he possesses a crazy amount of antiques, classics, concepts, projects, and relics in his insanely-awesome garage of automobilia. So why did his people get online and scour for our contact information to show interest in BTC?  Probably because the buzz it has spawned since it was built, and that Built to Cruise was the first sanctioned Coyote 5.0 swap into a Fox body Mustang laid out in full spread with documentation & photos along the way, and was done with detailed perfection…not some Frankenstein hack job a shade tree mechanic might come up with.

As for the price Leno is offering, we cannot say just yet, as his agent couple only promise us a few minutes with him on the conference call, and we mostly spent the time “kicking tires” and shooting the breeze.  He’s a pretty stand-up guy and totally down-to-earth.  He has an idea of what we expect to get out of the project and let’s be honest here–it’s not like Jay’s hurting for cash, heh!

Stay tuned, and we’ll keep you posted on what comes next.  We are supposed to hear back by the close of business or at the latest, tomorrow morning…

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2014 Cobra Jet Ford Mustang detailed

Was the 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C a little to expensive for your tastes?  How about the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet, then, priced at about $98,000?  OK, so we’re splitting costly golden hairs here, but either one of these pony cars are simply some of the most amazing ones to date.

The 2014 Cobra Jet, powered by the 2.9-liter Whipple-charged 5.0-liter V8, rolling with a full racing suspension & interior, and the ability to scream down the 1320′ straight “out of the box” without modification.

How’s this one sound for you?  Got the money for it?  OK, so even if you do, you had better get your name penciled in quickly…there are only going to be 50 of these produced by Ford Racing.  Keep reading the PR from Ford to see just what else is in store for this drag racing monster of a Mustang.

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2013 Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang screams out 1200 horsepower

Do you think 1,200 horsepower is enough?  Well, before answering the question, make sure you’ve actually driven a vehicle possessing such power before going further.  Yeah, exactly.  We haven’t either, unless we could count a diesel locomotive with 6,000 horsepower…but that’s another story entirely unrelated to the Ford Mustang.  Shelby American today announced their latest Shelby 1000 S/C Mustang, pumping out an insane amount of pavement-pounding power: 1,200, to put the rating to the racks.

So what does one do with a Ford Mustang pumping out 1,200 horsepower?  Ummm, grin huge…and for the entire duration of ownership.  This is what happens when Shelby American is tasked to 1-up themselves from the prior model year (2012) and its production of 1,000hp…which is still a completely silly amount of power to have in a streetable, yet quite strip-worthy Mustang.

Given this potency of power, this Shelby Mustang comes with quite the healthy price tag.  The 2013 Shelby 1000 S/C boasts a sticker shock value of $154,995–and that’s after shelling out the $54,995 for the base 2013 Shelby GT500.  So is nearly $210K worth 1,200 in a Mustang?  Keep reading to get the dirty details in the Press Release and see for yourself.

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Spring Cleaning time for your Ford Mustang!

Being as today is the first day of Spring, we figured we would kick off the season with a round of cleaning both at home and in the shop.  We’re already making steps to getting things torn down and sorted out for Project 86 (pictured).  Now THAT is clean, right?  This project and our latest Survivor find, an 1986 Ford Mustang GT, are going to keep us plenty busy over the next several months…and we’re completely fine with that!

Project 86 is going to take some painstaking effort and time to get to full-state, but it’s got nothing on the amount of blood, sweat, and tears we poured into Built to Cruise, that’s for sure!  This time around, we’re going to be “chill” about this Mustang project, and keep it calm…hopefully.  With the help of Late Model Restoration and TMI Products, Project 86 should turn out well enough to turn heads in a classy manner on the stead of a flashy “look at me” attitude.

So let’s hear it–what do you guys & gals have in store for Spring cleaning projects or updates?

Ford Mustang Mach 40 custom concept

What do you get when you cross a classic Ford Mustang with a modern day Ford GT40? As you have likely surmised from the title, the answer is a Mustang Mach 40…the project’s title from Eckert’s Rod & Custom, in Oregon.  Their latest bit was aimed at taking a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang and slice ‘n dice it to have a mid-engine featured pony car, sourcing the power plant from a 2006 Ford GT.  Sounds plenty silly at first, but then you quickly eat your crow after seeing just how awesome the car really is.

After all, what’s not to like about a classic Mach 1 Mustang blended with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8, with “dialable” horsepower from 600 to 850–that’s crazy talk, right?  Maybe…maybe not.  Check out the couple of shots we thought were hot, then hop over to Eckert’s to check out the whole fold on this project car.

Source: Eckert’s Rod and Custom

ROUSH Performance 2014 Ford Mustang lineup

As we inch closer to the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, we see the entire scene of rumor mills and the aftermarket start to buzz up with 2014 Mustang details. The latest scoop of the week is the official announcement (and details surrounding) the hot 2014 ROUSH Mustang lineup. The RS, Stage 1, Stage 2, and Stage 3 Mustangs will take the field by storm by starting with a new 2014 Mustang and massaging them as is desired by customers into ROUSH Performance creations, backed by warranty, and produced by quality craftsmen.

ROUSH’s 5.0-liter Mustangs which receive the R2300 ROUSHcharger setup are going to pump out a staggering 575hp and 505 lb-ft of torque…more than enough to get the rubber transformed into powder on the pavement. That being said, this latest round of ROUSHs is going to also maximize efficiencies, reduce weight, and make the experience one that is totally drivable and durable, regardless of being at the track or on the street. The crew at ROUSH has also upped the ante this time around by included 2 new options for customers to include: an optional X-Brace for increased body rigidity and also a rear seat delete.

Also, as is customary with all late model ROUSH Mustang instances, expect to see the 5-spoke, chromed signature wheels, wrapped with beefy Cooper RS3 rubber. Add in some awesome new looks with the aero body package, lots of graphics colors to pick from, and there should not be anyone out there that says “I just don’t like my ROUSH.”.

Keep reading to get the entire story on what to expect from the 2014 Mustang a la ROUSH.

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